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  • Welcome to New Gemini Principal Dr. RenĂ© Carranza

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 5/9/2016

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    At its May 4 meeting, the District 63 Board of Education approved the appointment of Gemini Junior High’s new Principal, Dr. René Carranza. Dr. Carranza will step into his new role in July with the departure of current Principal Richard Groeling. 

    Currently Principal on Special Assignment at Palatine’s CCSD 15, Dr. Carranza began his teaching career in 1978 as a K-1 teacher in Los Angeles. During his 38 years as an educator, he has held a variety of teaching and educational leadership positions -- including Assistant Principal and Principal at D15’s Winston Junior High, and Principal at two of CCSD 62's elementary schools. Dr. Carranza holds a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California, an MA in clinical psychology from United States International University, and an Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. 

    "Dr. Carranza is an exceptional leader; his dedication to middle school education in particular makes him the perfect fit for Gemini,” noted Dr. Scott Clay, District Superintendent. “Our goal is to ensure that students are well prepared for Maine East High School and beyond, and Dr. Carranza’s career demonstrates that he shares these goals. He is well-suited to maintaining and enhancing Gemini’s strong track record of fostering student success.”

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  • Jordi Camps To Join District as Executive Director of Business Services

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 5/6/2016

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    At its meeting on May 4, The East Maine School District 63 Board of Education approved the appointment of Jordi Camps as the District’s new Executive Director of Business Services. Camps will replace David Bein, who has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent for Business with Downers Grove School District 58.

    Camps, a certified public accountant, previously held several positions at Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions, beginning his tenure as a credit and financial analyst for the Latin American Region and ultimately serving as Operations Controller – Product Development, successfully administering a $400 million budget. He holds a BS in accounting and finance from Florida International University and an MBA from DePaul University. 

    "These are challenging financial times for Illinois school districts,” noted District Superintendent Dr. Scott Clay. “Mr. Camps will bring a level of experience and financial acuity to District 63 that helps us navigate the next few years, stay fiscally sound, and focus on what we do best: provide a strong learning environment that supports each student’s unique pathway to academic success."

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